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Skin Colors

Photo: People of all skin colors
Students from the Washington International Primary School in Washington, D.C., form a human rainbow of skin coloration. Melanin, a pigment, determines the color of skin and protects humans from the sun's ultraviolet rays.
Photograph by Sarah Leen

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Body: The Complete Human

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The Incredible Human Body DVD and Video

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Explore the human body from the inside out.